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Policy Press
01 July 2020
For many social work users and social work professionals, shame is an ongoing part of their daily experience.

This book provides an in-depth examination of the complex experiences of shame and stigma for social work practitioners and service users, explores key contextual issues and theoretical approaches to understanding shame and demonstrates how social workers can ameliorate its impact through sensitive, reflective and relationship-based practice. Using original international research, it provides the tools to effectively challenge service user shame and includes innovative examples of writing by practitioners, who detail their personal experiences of how shame can be traded for resilience across diverse organisational and policy contexts.

Liz Frost is Associate Professor at the University of the West of England. Veronika Magyar-Haas is Professor in Educational Science at the University of Fribourg. Holger Schoneville is Senior Lecturer in social work at Dortmund University. Alessandro Sicora is Associate Professor and teaches social work at the University of Trento.

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